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Hamelia patens Dwarf - Plant

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Hamelia patens is a perennial shrub or small tree. Boost the garden beauty with a beautiful flowering plant.

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1Hamelia patens Dwarf - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Hamelia patens Dwarf

Hamelia patens shrub may be grown as a perennial, it is evergreen. Firebush is a showy, fast-growing, semi-woody evergreen shrub that can get up to 3 tall under ideal conditions. It has whorled leaves, usually with three but occasionally as many as seven at each node.

It will bloom year-round under favorable condition.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Firebush, Scarletbush
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 3 feet
Flower Colour Orange to Orange-Red
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
  • Grow in full to partial sunlight.
  • Prune the plant for maintaining the plant height and shape.

    Hamelia patens Dwarf care

    Best planting season of this plant is in monsoon season. This can grow well in the ground as well as the pot. Use potting mix as the soil, vermicompost, and coco peat (1:1:1).

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Sandy loam soil
    Temperature 20 to 35 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Hamelia patens Dwarf special feature

    Throughout the year, firebush produces showy terminal clusters (cymes) of bright reddish-orange or scarlet tubular flowers.

    Hamelia patens Dwarf uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for the ornamental purpose

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a firebush plant?

    Firebush is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the family Rubiaceaelarge, . Its evergreen leaves are covered with red tomentum when young and are speckled with red or purple at maturity.

    How to plant a firebush?

    To plant Firebush consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    How to fertilize firebush plants?

    Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    How to trim a firebush plant?

    Firebush plant needs little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear.

    Where to plant firebush?

    You can plant a Firebush plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to propagate firebush plant?

    Propagate Hamelia patens by seed, cuttings, or air-layers. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant firebush?

    June-July month is best to plant Firebush.

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